Battlegrounds

Gaming the Six-Week Election Day

Early voting has transformed political campaigning. Here’s how it may play out in Iowa, Nevada, and North Carolina.

Battleground 2016: The Power of Early Voting

Election Day starts this week. Beginning on Sept. 23, any Minnesotan can go to a local election office and complete an absentee ballot. The following Thursday, voters in neighboring Iowa have the same opportunity. Between Oct. 20-24, North Carolina, Nevada, and Florida get in the game. In Colorado, the entire election will be conducted by mail ballot. By the constitutionally mandated first Tuesday after a Monday in November, more than one-third of Americans will have already voted for president.

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